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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by tcusta00, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. Oct 25, 2010 #61 of 143
    Rich

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    Well said. No reason to imply the the seller did anything wrong intentionally. He's just not that kind of person. I was surprised to see this thread, just because of the TS.

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  2. Oct 25, 2010 #62 of 143
    Rich

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    Agreed, but you're using logic and we're dealing with PayPal here. Sometimes logic and PayPal just don't mix well.

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  3. Oct 25, 2010 #63 of 143
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    I bet there is nothing wrong with the tuners in the receiver anyway. Probably bad connectors in the coax.
     
  4. Oct 25, 2010 #64 of 143
    dsw2112

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    I could not agree more with this quote.
     
  5. Oct 25, 2010 #65 of 143
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    I have bought and sold used electronics on ebay. When I buy, I make sure that the seller will at least guarantee it's not DOA. When I sell, I also offer that level of protection and will typically give the buyer 3 or 4 days to try it out and make sure it works. In no case would I come back on the seller after a few days and would also not allow a buyer to come back on me in that scenario. Electronics fail and sometimes it's just bad timing.

    Buyer beware.
     
  6. Oct 25, 2010 #66 of 143
    Rich

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    Agreed. This thread high-lites the reasons I stopped selling stuff on eBay. Once you put electronics in the mail and they are received, who knows what the person/s receiving the item are gonna do with it?

    I was PMing Matt the other day and told him about a Sony Dream sound system that I sold to a couple. I think that's the name, it was a few years ago. At the time they had a five disc DVD player/AV receiver and those small 4 ohm speakers. I used one of them for several years with absolutely no problems.

    Then I started finding them in open boxes in stores for about half of what I paid for mine and started selling them on eBay. So I sold one to a couple who seemed pleasant, we corresponded and they had a lot of questions. Then, when they get it, it doesn't work. I tested it when I bought it and repacked it. Nothing wrong with it. Ended up sending them their money back and getting the sound system back.

    That particular set came with speaker wires that had plugs on each end and they were color coded and when I got the set back the plugs were either cut off or pulled off. Ended up throwing it away. Couldn't get the plugs anywhere and they were essential.

    So, I sent out a perfectly good sound system and got back a destroyed sound system and couldn't even put a bad feedback on the buyer. That results in bad feedbacks from the buyers and if you have too many, people start to distrust you, and you don't sell anything. Feedbacks are very important on eBay.

    Bad experience all around.

    Rich
     
  7. Oct 25, 2010 #67 of 143
    TBlazer07

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    You can't even leave negative feedback for a buyer any more. Only for a seller.
     
  8. Oct 25, 2010 #68 of 143
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    Really? I didn't know that. I've heard that it is swaying towards the buyer. And since PayPal is owned by eBay, that accounts for the bias shown for the buyer.

    Altho, Volman will dispute that bias. And rightfully so, he got royally screwed.

    Rich
     
  9. Oct 25, 2010 #69 of 143
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    I usually don't buy or sell any used consumer electronics, i buy new and when i am done playing i give it to someone who wants it or donate it and take the write off.
    Just not worth the the hassle on things that deprecate that fast.
     
  10. Oct 25, 2010 #70 of 143
    JB292

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    +1
     
  11. Oct 25, 2010 #71 of 143
    TBlazer07

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    Swaying isn't the word. It's 95% buyer and 5% seller which makes sense because the buyer generates most of the revenue with the 9%-12% ebay seller fees and 3% paypal fees the the sale creates. There have been buyers who CLAIM they received a box of rocks instead of a $700 iPhone and eBay refunds them without the slightest investigation. I know someone who that happened to very well and there is no way she sent a box of rocks. It was my sister. It's a common scam.
     
  12. Oct 25, 2010 #72 of 143
    sigma1914

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    This worries me, a lot. :nono: I have an iPhone I was going to try and sell. How can I not get screwed?
     
  13. Oct 25, 2010 #73 of 143
    matt

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    Selling local and taking only cash.
     
  14. Oct 25, 2010 #74 of 143
    sigma1914

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    Then I risk meeting a nutjob face to face. :lol:
     
  15. Oct 25, 2010 #75 of 143
    matt

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    Chicken and egg. The buyer wouldn't generate revenue if the seller didn't have something to sell.
     
  16. Oct 25, 2010 #76 of 143
    matt

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    That's why I carry a concealed gun to all my face to face meetings.
     
  17. Oct 25, 2010 #77 of 143
    RobertE

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    sigma1914 may I introduce matt1124, matt1124 this is sigma1914. :lol:
     
  18. Oct 25, 2010 #78 of 143
    matt

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    Nice to meet you. No funny business. :lol:
     
  19. Oct 25, 2010 #79 of 143
    sigma1914

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    I'll run you over in my chair...hopefully before you shoot. :lol:
     
  20. Oct 25, 2010 #80 of 143
    matt

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    Trust me, the last thing I want to do is have to break it out.

    I carry it just in case. Nobody can even tell I have it on. I meet people from craigslist about once a week. More often than not, at their house, where they invite me in and shut the door. On occasion, it is out in the boonies down a dirt road. Who knows who you might meet and what they might try to pull. Better the have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.
     

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